The title “high priest” appears twenty times in the Old Testament and fifty-four times in the New Testament gospels, and in the books of Acts and Hebrews. As Israel's priests were those who pointed the way for Israel to draw close to God, so we of the church are those who point the way for people to draw near to God today. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the NIV Study Bible and the NKJV MacArthur Study Bible, 2nd Edition - is just a step away! These the Lord sweetens with His presence and peace, blending the bitter and the sweet in such a way as to bring about His glory and our good (Romans 8:28). 16:5]; See 1 John 1:9. It looks like you’re already subscribed to Bible Gateway Plus! Too many Christians think of unity only in terms of those who think and act alike. After His ascension He will no longer physically walk among His people, until they are reunited with Him. In the Old Covenant system of worship, the high priest entered through a curtain or veil to access the Most Holy Place; where the glory of God was made manifest. Say to them: “‘“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD … Our Lord prayed, “Holy Father, keep them in Thy name, the name which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as we are” (John 17:11b). Highlights in the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, this sanctification took Him to the cross of Calvary. And the glory which Thou hast given Me I have given to them; that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them, and Thou in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, that the world may know that Thou didst send Me, and didst love them, even as Thou didst love Me” (John 17:21-23). Our Lord had already spoken to His disciples concerning the frailty of their faith under fire (John 13:38; 16:31-32). From the other side of the cross the disciples would be fully assured concerning all Jesus said and did to reveal the Father to them. Want more information about Bible Gateway Plus? Have you asked God to glorify Himself through you? 6, 9, 24; ch. If unity is not to be found in uniformity, it is to be seen in union. Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. This sanctification is a far cry from mere separation. We can see it best defined in the work of our Lord. The story is told of a preacher who was shaking hands at the door of the church after his Sunday morning sermon. High Priestly Prayer (pt. What a beautiful commentary these verses in Philippians chapter two provide on the prayer of our Lord Jesus Christ. His destruction was a fulfillment of his character and destiny, as well as of prophecy (verse 12). The matter of suffering and glory must be kept in proper perspective. The Savior is not a mere man, but the Son of God. There are also the bitter experiences of suffering and sorrow. “By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin; considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward” (Hebrews 11:24-26). According to Carson, this designation is as old as David Chytraeus (1530-1600), and is so common that it is difficult to call the chapter anything else. Related Topics: Christology, Ecclesiology (The Church), Prayer, Robert L. (Bob)Deffinbaugh graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with his Th.M. There is one word that dominates Jesus’ prayer for Himself in verses 1-5—glory. (2) Jesus requested the glory which rightfully belonged to Him. (2) The keeping of the disciples involved giving them joy in the midst of the world’s hatred and opposition, verses 13-14. Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke by the commission of the Lord to the people saying, … There are several occupations that I would gladly pay someone else an exorbitant salary to do than to have to do it myself. In times of difficulty, our faith is deepened (James 2:3), our fellowship with God is enriched (Philippians 3:10) and we experience deep joy in the midst of difficulties (John 17:13; 1 Peter 4:13; 2 Corinthians 12:10). The suffering of this life takes many forms. 17 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. So also the sufferings of the Savior were a part of His glory as well (John 12:27–28). We have not taught them to think, but to conform. In several periods of gentile rule, high priests were appointed and removed by kings. He was never saved (John 13:10,11), so he was not lost out of the keeping hand of God. That was God's anointing of the great high priest by a symbol of the Holy Spirit, the dove, so that his ministry as a priest would always be a Spirit-filled ministry. 33:18). Notice that unity is a vitally important matter. I say this because some churches seem to be trying to turn out ‘cookie cutter Christians’ who look alike (dress codes), think alike (credal codes, often concerning non-essentials) and act alike (codes of conduct). Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. There is a great difference between being ‘in the world’ and being ‘of the world.’ Dr. Billy Graham once defined it as the difference between isolation and insulation. Don't have an account? 7 Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you. In verse 24 the Lord prayed for reunion. We can assume, since this prayer has been preserved for us, that it was intended to bring peace and assurance to our troubled hearts. Just as the Priestly tabernacle tradition of Exodu 25-31 35-4,s 0 is anchored in the Priestly creation story of Genesis5 l, so the sacral tenting presence of the Word in the world is anchored in the activity of the Word in 14 I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. The high priestly prayer of Jesus serves as a fitting conclusion to the upper room discourse of chapters 14-16. 8 For I have given them the words that you gave me, and they have received them and have come to know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. 7:16) Death prevented them from continuing in office (Heb. It seeks the glory of God, even at the price of personal suffering, assured that what is for God’s glory is ultimately for our good (indeed, our best). Finally, in verses 25 and 26, Jesus prayed He might continue to minister to His own, even in His physical absence. 13 But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. Are we as willing to live for the glory of God as we are to die for it? Unity is best demonstrated in diversity; uniformity is threatened by diversity. It is ours to abide (chapter 15), and His to keep. Try it for 30 days FREE. I believe the perspective of the Savior throughout this prayer is from the other side of the cross. It is little wonder that the Spirit of God has preserved it for us as well. He was without sin. 2:13; 1 Pet. 5:4, 7:11) Jesus came in the order of Melchizedek (Heb. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial. Take notes, highlights, and favorites to share or document personal thoughts. 25 O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. “I do not ask Thee to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.” Our Lord’s prayer does not guarantee that we will be kept from Satan’s attack (Ephesians 6:10ff. Here is the mark of the Christian community—unity. The prayer of our Lord reveals that He has already glorified the Father by His earthly life and ministry (verse 4). (3) Christ’s glory was earned at the price of the cross. “Sanctify them in the truth; Thy word is truth” (John 17:17). ESV® Text Edition: 2016. It was because of their glaring differences that their unity was so evident. Looking more closely we find there are several observations concerning this request for glory which put the matter in a different light. Enter your credit card information to ensure uninterrupted service following your free trial. “And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves may be sanctified in truth” (John 17:19). While a measure of assurance resulted from the words of our Lord in chapters 14-16 (cf. World-famous Messianic Worship Leader Paul Wilbur then sings the prayer over you in Hebrew. The unity of the trinity is unity of being, of essence and of purpose. 10 All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. It begins with His name, His kingdom, His will and then ‘give us this day our daily bread.’” Vance Havner, “Things I’ve Learned in the Night,” Moody Monthly, June, 1974, p. 29. Jesus is the ultimate High Priest ( Hebrews 2:17; 3:1; 4:14—5:10; 6:20; 7:11—8:13; 10:12 ). 12 While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. Jesus received the glory that was already His (Philippians 2:6), but because of His work on the cross (Philippians 2:7-8) was given an even greater glory (Philippians 2:9-11). And yet He desired to continue to reveal Himself in them and to abide in them. God, however, is not impressed with externalism, but with the condition of the heart (cf. It simply teaches Christian conformity. 45-56. In suffering and adversity we come to appreciate God as our great reward, as well as our rewarder.158 When all of our human resources have been spent, we find our sufficiency in Christ alone (2 Corinthians 12:9-10). When He died, the veil in the Holy of Holies tore, allowing people to have direct access to … In addition to the restoration of the glory which our Lord possessed prior to His incarnation, there is additional glory which was earned by His earthly life and ministry. The difference between Christ and the Old Testament high priests was that Christ did not have to offer a sacrifice for His own sin. “And now glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, with the glory which I ever had with Thee before the world was” (John 17:5). This prayer must have done much to calm the troubled hearts of the eleven. This keeping was done by the Lord while He was with His disciples (verse 12), but now He is returning to the Father (verses 11,13). Learn more. In the New Testament the Greek word for “high priest” is archiereus. Numerous times I have gone to the bedside of those facing surgery and found that a prayer of assurance and protection brings peace of heart and soul. Advance your knowledge of Scripture with this resource library of over 40 reference books, including commentaries and Study Bible notes. That name, I believe, is the name Jesus (Philippians 2:10). But when the peer group changes, so does creed and conduct. ESV Illuminated Scripture Journal: 19-Volume New Testament Boxed Set, ESV Holy Bible for Kids, Softcover Economy Edition, ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible, (TruTone, Brown), Imitation Leather, ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition, Cloth over Board, Tan. Here is the touchstone for many Christians today. Jesus’ petition was not to receive glory independently from the Father, but to be glorified to the praise of the Father. Consequently, the world would hate them and oppose them. Our Lord did not fail to keep Him. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. It seeks a greater unity among true believers, and looks ultimately for a reunion with our Lord. While we do not know the precise program of God for our lives, or others, we are assured of the fact that God’s purposes will be achieved: His glory, our good (Romans 8:28ff. Third, our Lord’s prayer is based upon the fact that those for whom He prayed were true believers: “I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom Thou hast given Me; for they are Thine (John 17:9). 6 “I have manifested your name to the people whom you gave me out of the world. It may have been more effective at the moment than all the teaching of chapters 14-16. It is vital that we recognize the vast difference between unity and uniformity. In Philippians chapter two we are told that, as a result of His humiliation and obedience unto death, the Father gave Him a name above every other (Philippians 2:9). He was not now God minus some elements of His deity, but God plus all that He had made His own by taking manhood to Himself.” J. I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1973), p. 50. That is the commitment a true disciple of our Lord must make. Often unity is expressed only within a church or a denomination, if at all. Marriage could be used to further illustrate this principle.160. 6:17], ver. I would suggest that this prayer provides us with an excellent model for prayer on behalf of another Christian. We should not only say that Christian suffering leads to glory, but that in many cases suffering is glory. You can cancel anytime during the trial period. He was glorified, along with the Father in the salvation of men by His work on the cross (John 17:2-3). Try it … The joy of the apostle Paul in the face of his sufferings in that Roman jail was that which resulted from his willingness to live or die, to prosper or to perish, for the glory of God and the progress of the gospel (Philippians 1:18-26). Judas was not an exception to the rule. There's something so powerful about using the words of our ancestors when talking to God. While we are not specifically told so, this prayer must have had a tremendous impact on the hearts of the disciples. Try Bible Gateway Plus free for 30 days. God does not promise we will avoid testing, but that we will endure it. Begin reading God's Word ad-free with instant access to your new online study library. All that our Lord requested is promised on the completed work of Christ on the cross (verses 11,12). And the people showed reverence for the Lord. When the second person of the Godhead left heaven to become God incarnate, He temporarily set aside His glory (Philippians 2:5-8). 160 Even in the Godhead there is an illustration of unity in diversity. Every prayer has a price tag. I would hope this is not because it is easier to say some things with ‘every head bowed’ than with people looking you straight in the eye. The name of a person in the days of our Lord represented a person’s character. John 17:1-5 High Priestly Prayer of Jesus What do you think God the Son would say to God the Father the night before He would offer Himself up as a sacrifice for the sin of the world? But there is a sense in which our prayers have a price. Bob was born and raised in a Christian home i... More, Wisdom Concerning The Secret And Revealed Things, The Net Pastor's Journal, Eng Ed, Issue 38 Winter 2021. There is no better illustration of sanctification than that of our Lord Jesus Christ (verses 16-19). To believe this would be to become Christian masochists. 15:3, [See ver. The sacred incense for this altar was made from gum resin, a tree sap; onycha, made from a shellfish common in the Red Sea; galbanum, made from plants in the parsley family; and frankincense , all in equal amounts, along with salt. 1:22]; See ch. And let us remember that it was not only a prayer for the eleven, but for Christians of every age (John 17:20). These, in their progressive stages (tabernacle first; temple later), were types of the church and of heaven. 10:16; Rom. Our Lord glorified the Father by His words and works, by revealing Him to men (John 1:14; 17:4). 5:23; 2 Thess. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. “And now, glorify Thou Me together with Thyself, Father, …” (John 17:5). Thus Christ became incarnate not only on account of His eternal purpose to live among His people, but primarily in order to fulfill the qualifications of the High Priest. From His request concerning Himself our Lord quickly turned to the needs of His disciples, for it is in them that He had been glorified (verse 10). Q. 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below. The Priestly Blessing or priestly benediction, (Hebrew: ברכת כהנים; translit. Usually every fork clatters to the plate, waitresses freeze in place, and all conversation stops. Now here you have the same thing beautifully portrayed. He was also the only one allowed to enter the Holy of Holies inside Jerusalem's temple, and that once a year, on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur - Leviticus 16). 13:5, Jer. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. We want the gifts and not the Giver, we want the blessing more than we want the Blesser. Have you ever watched someone performing a very dangerous task and gone away smiling at the thought that this person is risking his neck, rather than you? Verses 6-19 deal more with protection, 20-26 with unification. 158 “In Hebrews 11:6 we’re told that God is the ‘rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.’ And in Genesis 15:1 God said to Abraham: ‘I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.’ Somebody said the difference between Patrick Henry and the average American today is that Patrick Henry said, ‘Give me liberty or give me death,’ and the average American today just says, ‘gimme.’ Sometimes we make a Santa Claus out of the Lord. ver. As He had glorified the Father by His life, now He prays that He might do the same in His death. “But I only preached once this morning,” he gently corrected. Old Testament Overview - The Priesthood. 12:1; [ver. In the Old Testament, God’s glory is what Moses longed to see after the disastrous idolatry of the golden calf (Ex. And it was in them our Lord would be glorified after His resurrection and ascension. It is such unconditional surrender to the purposes of God which brings Him glory and results in our good. 11; [1 Cor. And it was this work of the Son which assures the sanctification of every saint. (I can well remember amusing myself by timing them from week to week.) In the Old Testament, the High Priest made an atoning sacrifice for the sins of the people on the Day of Atonement. One Old Testament collection of types was the tabernacle-temple arrangement. Jesus (or its Old Testament counterpart, Joshua) meant ‘Yahweh is salvation.’. They were only concerned with external separation (cf. This spacial view of holiness was held by the Pharisees. Among other examples I would include the prayer of Jesus for the raising of Lazarus (John 11:41-42) and this prayer in John chapter 17. 19 And for their sake I consecrate myself,[c] that they also may be sanctified[d] in truth. There is none more difficult. 6:37, 39; 10:29; 18:9; Heb. For more thoughts on this prayer, listen to D. A. Carson’s talk on The Supremacy of Christ and Love in a Postmodern World , which will also be a chapter in the forthcoming book, The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World . August 28, 2016 / Fred Guldberg / Sunday Bible Class. Hebrews 4:14 says, “Since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.” What was the job of the high priest in the Old Testament? It may mean suffering, it may mean success. First, He accomplished His earthly task of revealing the Father to the disciples (verse 6-8). Most likely it will mean both. Jesus’ high priestly prayer is worthy of our greatest study, as we seek to learn from and imitate our great co-heir as he approaches our Father. The Priestly Blessing - The LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Once saved by God, men are kept and preserved by Him also (verses 11-19). It is the dedication of which the apostle Paul spoke in Romans chapter twelve, verses 1 and 2. It may involve setting aside temporary pleasures for eternal rewards (Hebrews 11:24-26). The high priestly prayer of Jesus serves as a fitting conclusion to the upper room discourse of chapters 14-16. Upgrade to the best Bible Gateway experience! JESUS CHRIST, THE MOST HIGH PRIEST - Christian Center Priest role was crucial to God and his people during the Old Testament time. It is my personal opinion that this prayer, the longest of Jesus’ recorded prayers, was intended to be overheard by His disciples. Moses takes the oil, which also is a symbol of the Holy Spirit, and he anoints the high priest, Aaron. The high priest wore two full length garments, the tunic/ undergarment worn by all priests and, additionally, his priestly robe (or the ephod). In the 12th chapter of 1 Corinthians, Paul teaches that diversity is not opposed to unity; it is essential to it. Let us look carefully at this prayer, then, to find the comfort that it afforded the disciples. The text of the blessing is found in Num… 11 And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Have you ever made this commitment, my Christian friend? The Christian life is a mixture of the bitter and the sweet. High Priest moving Ark to Jerusalem Luigi Ademollo, 1816 The High Priest was considered the presiding officer of the Sanhedrin (supreme council of the Jews who met in Jerusalem). in 1971. Our unity, then, does not lie in nonfundamental (I did not say unimportant) factors, but in being a true believer. (2) The Power of This Prayer. The Bible mentions the majority of high priests before the captivity, but does not give a complete list of office holders. 14:20; Rom. How could the body function rightly if every member were an eye, or an ear, or a mouth? In the New Testament, we find a reference to the high priest having the gift of prophecy (John 11:49-52). It may be the normal failures and frustrations of our humanity (Romans 7:15ff. Second, our Lord assumed the consummation of His ministry in the work of the cross. We hide behind church walls as though the church building was a fortress against worldliness. Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the Lord their God had sent him. Our Lord chose as disciples men who were radically different in temperament, personality and political philosophy. First of all, it assumes the sovereignty of God in the salvation and keeping of men. Mark 2:15-17). What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? Who else but the Son of God can claim that everything which belongs to the Father is also His (verses 9,10)? What are the benefits of creating an account? The icon image I used in this post dresses Jesus as a priest and gives him the title of “Eternal High Priest.” Even the ESV calls this the “The High Priestly Prayer.” Another misuse of prayer is what I call the ‘evangelistic prayer.’ This is often prayed at church, but the most striking form of it is the restaurant version. 7:23) True unity demands diversity, and diversity displays true unity. But He gives greater grace to meet life’s trials and provides His strength for our weaknesses (2 Corinthians 12:9). Sad to say, such legalism does not display true unity, nor does it constitute true spirituality. In His High Priestly Prayer of John 17, Jesus gives us all an example of how all of us should pray for all time: First, He prays for the glory of God to be restored: “Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee.” 11; Rev. 3:28; Eph. You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. "the priestly blessing" numbers 6:22-27 introduction 1. 21, 22; [ch. God’s people were not. 26; ch. He had not ceased to be God; He was no less God then than before; but He had begun to be man. The request of the Lord Jesus was founded upon several factors. What a difference there is. 7:16) Became our High Priest on the basis of the power of an indestructible life (Heb. The Father’s keeping included joy and steadfastness in this opposition. It occurs in some form five times in these verses. In the last moments of our Lord’s earthly ministry, He prayed for it. In a book filled with "numbers", we find a beautiful gem of scripture, which has been called "the Lord's Prayer of the Old Testament": "The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Every request which our Lord made on our behalf necessitated the personal sacrifice of the Lord Jesus on the cross of Calvary. 159 One should probably use caution in making too much of the distinctions between verses 6-19 and 20-26, as though the first section was only for the eleven and the remainder exclusively for believers of a later time. ; 2 Timothy 2:12) and suffering (Philippians 1:29) are an inseparable part of the Christian experience. He was the ‘son of perdition’ (verse 12). They were not of the world, just as the Savior was not. The request of Jesus is based upon the name which the Father has given to Him. ; 1 Peter 4:4). ), our sanctification and union with our Lord and other Christians. Yours they were, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Jesus prayed for glorification in order to exalt the Father. We have a good measure of life’s pleasures and fulfillments. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice that paid the price once and for all for our sins. Chitōn is the word in the Greek Old Testament for the tunic/undergarment worn by all priests, while a different word, hypodytēs (ὑποδύτης), is usually the word for the priestly robe. But He left the blessedness of heaven in order to remove the blemish of sin from men. It may be that of opposition from friends and loved ones (Matthew 10:34ff. It is a great prayer which our Lord allowed His disciples to overhear in their hour of anxiety and distress. If we believe in the One Who prayed it and in the sufficiency of His work at Calvary, what right have we to worry and fret? 9 I am praying for them. The other day I saw a brief news feature on the men who change the li… One such task is that of washing windows on skyscrapers, another is painting bridges, like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. It is because of Christ’s willingness to set aside the glory that was rightfully His in order to save sinful men that the Father gave Him even greater glory. Initially, it seems unfitting for Jesus to pray that He might receive glory for Himself. Old Testament people, places, events, objects, etc., were used as types of numerous glorious blessings of the future. Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. I have always been irritated by such forms of prayer for it appears they were not intended for God at all. John 17 ESV - The High Priestly Prayer - When Jesus - Bible Gateway John 17 John 16 John 18 John 17 English Standard Version (ESV) I would highly recommend your study of the entire chapter, “God Incarnate,” pp. I am not praying for the world but for those whom you have given me, for they are yours. His work of revealing the Father was done, and the disciples had come to know God through His life and ministry. This ‘kenosis’ was illustrated by the washing of the disciples’ feet in John 13. In this deeply moving intercessory prayer, which is prayed aloud before the disciples, we become even more aware of the loving intimacy of Jesus' relationship with God the Father as well as His love and concern for those who have followed Him. Also, this prayer assumes the sufficiency of the work of the Son on the cross, procuring and securing their salvation. In its object a different light spiritual collapse, and His to keep removed... 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